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#6961 CAiNiAC

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:08 AM

After watching Indie Game The Movie on Netflix I kinda want a sale on Super Meat Boy now.


Shoulda early adopted, was totally worth it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:08 AM

Releasing Sonic the fighters has to be some kind of joke. Maybe a lost bet?

Why a joke? It's actually a pretty fun fighter, albeit perhaps made slightly simpler. And talk about a kick ass soundtrack.
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#6963 bardockkun

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:15 AM

I Can only hope Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx, and Fighting Vipers 2 are eventually coming as well. We might as well relive all the little known gems that Saturn and Dreamcast had. Though Sonic the Fighters...all I remember was playing it at the arcade and spamming the same attack and getting ridiculously far before my parents told me I had to go. That and all the characters looked like men in Sonic character suits.

Shoulda early adopted, was totally worth it.

Then again no matter when I adopt I'm sure I'd still be cursing at the constant deaths no matter what. So I don't think I missed a giant meaty movement for not getting it at launch.
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#6964 Crono-00

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:32 AM

Another fine week of deals and a new set of deals to replace them soon. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Dungeon Fighter Live were offered for the first time on discount, but unfortunately I decided to purchase the former on release (to support) while the latter while a regret purchase did allow me to gain 2 XBLA titles I did want through PlayXBLA. Transformers: War for Cybertron was too good a price for me to pass up even though I would have preferred to get a physical copy, but at this time the prices for a physical copy were much greater than the 800MSP for a digital one, besides it would go nice with the DLC that I had already bought from a previous sale.

I don't always purchase XBLA titles on release at full price, but when I do, they tend to be titles I really want at the initial price offer. I loved NiGHTS: Into Dreams on the Sega Saturn, and by pure nostalgia factor, I chose to purchase it last Friday despite being less awesome than the original release. Fortunately for me, only 2 more titles I know of remain on upcoming XBLA release am I willing to spend 800MSP for: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R and Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, and then I can go back to my CAG ways.

I am disappointed Deathsmiles 2X does not qualify for this month's Xbox Live Rewards offer. I'm still searching for for a combination of game marketplace items that I want which add up to 2000MSP, with a low likelihood of getting any discounts, and are also horror-themed. According to the [thread=8374566]Xbox Rewards Thread[/thread] OP, the Call of Duty: World at War nor Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC, which were on sale this past week, also unfortunately does not qualify for the October reward offer.



The Japanese never really cared for Alpha 2. The story I heard a long time ago is that someone won an Alpha 2 tournament and basically said something to effect of 'this game sucks'. In response, Capcom released Gold (or rather Zero2 Alpha).

Most US players didn't care for the balance changes either. I personally don't care, I'll play either version if it hits XBLA.


I have explored the game for a few years, and enjoy both. Personally I prefer the original base game Alpha 2 (Zero 2) over Alpha 2 Gold (Zero 2 Alpha) because the balance I feel got ruined in the later release. I can go by the characters one by one and the changes for the worse for most, but basically the subsequent release feels like 2 of the top 4 got stronger, everyone else got weaker. Granted I may have a skewed view since my primary choice character, which wasn't that powerful to begin with gained lots of new deficiencies, but I do tend to favor mid-level characters and play a large portion of the roster at a fairly decent level, and this is just my personal judgement. Anyway, since I do love the game more than its sequel, I wouldn't mind seeing either ever hit XBLA, heck I could even put up with the sequel too because it is a decent game as well, but my point was still that sometimes the most recent edition of a fighting game may not always be the better edition.


although your controller is praying for the complete opposite. i've never played a game that made me so fucking mad before. towards the middle of the game the difficulty becomes ridiculous.


I actually found Super Meat Boy a cakewalk by comparison to my recent experiences with Spelunky. I will describe Spelunky as "so difficult, it makes depression flare up." I have come to two conclusions about my play with the game. 1.) No human could be as unlucky as I playing Spelunky, it is impossible. Thinking like Samuel L. Jackson in "Unbreakable," I am at this far end of the spectrum there must be someone that exists in this world who is at the other end. This other person must be so lucky at the game it has caused a huge negative luck effect on me. That person probably gets jetpacks, shotguns, compasses, etc. for free all the time and got all the achievements so fast that he/she already put the game away being done and thinking no more of the game, not realizing how much it makes me suffer. That person, is my arch-nemesis, and I hate you, whoever you are. 2.) This game is made by some unholy collaboration between the two devs and some cruel, evil deity who gives me a taste of happiness, just enough to crush and destroy that feeling, so that I will KNOW that hapiness was never meant for me with the game. That being said, I still enjoy these challenging platformers ^^.


I Can only hope Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx, and Fighting Vipers 2 are eventually coming as well. We might as well relive all the little known gems that Saturn and Dreamcast had.


This! I really enjoyed Fighters MEGAMiX and Last Bronx in their days. I've only played the first but have not played Fighting Vipers 2, so I will take your word for its quality.




Starting tomorrow, the Toy Soldiers games and DLC will get a discount which could interest me. If not for the one mission on the original base game of Toy Soldiers which I am stuck at, I may have to make a personal judgement call to not purchase any of the DLC nor sequel, despite Tylerh's recommendations. [I am stuck in the mission where you have to use only airplane and no towers to complete it.] Since most the Double Fine games I wanted including their respective DLC had been on sale prior, the only items I could hope for on sale are Xbox Originals Psychonauts and Brütal Legend DLC (I do not have a Kinect to desire the Double Fine games which require the peripheral).

As for new releases of Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, Worms Revolution, and Friday's Pool Nation, I've not heard/read enough to build enough hype for me to buy on release, but I will probably inquire about them once they get a discount. However, it will be nice to for me to finally get an opportunity enjoy what the beta dashboard users have been enjoying for a while now in Happy Wars this Friday. I think I read that the game will be in a free-to-play pricing model, and it has been a while since the last free games, Doritos Crash Course and Harm's Way were offered. [I think I saw somewhere that [I]Crash Course 2[/I] is on its way, and if true I hope it is free as well.]

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:43 AM

Wouldn't mind trying out Fighting Vipers. Still perplexed by Sonic The Fighters. It was neat being on Sonic Gems Collection as sort of a "lost" game since it wasn't ported before, but it's such a mediocre fighting game compared to others. Maybe the three games will be another of those Vintage Collections, since it's 3 games & they're all Saturn/Sega Model 2 fighters.

Also hoping for Fighters Megamix gets ported someday. I want to play the fighting game that allows me to use the Hornet car from Daytona USA:


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#6966 Dthib87

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:47 AM

lmao, i love spelunky. dying on spelunky was frustrating but it wasnt like SMB in the way of me spending 45 minutes dying every 15seconds on the same exact spot. I just couldnt handle that shit.

in other news... dear god just reduce meet the robinsons its gone up and down from 30 to 20 over and over and over again for 2 months it seems

#6967 eastx

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

Looks like we have a few more fighters coming courtesy of Sega.


Awesome news. I've always wanted to play Sonic the Fighters. Too bad it's not Sonic Arcade, as that game (which was 3-player co-op) was never released on any home system, ever.

Fighting Vipers is great, and hopefully it paves the way for Fighting Vipers 2 and Fighters Megamix. FV will probably be either the arcade or PS2 version, both of which are prettier than the Saturn one, so that's cool too.

Starting tomorrow, the Toy Soldiers games and DLC will get a discount which could interest me. If not for the one mission on the original base game of Toy Soldiers which I am stuck at, I may have to make a personal judgement call to not purchase any of the DLC nor sequel, despite Tylerh's recommendations. [I am stuck in the mission where you have to use only airplane and no towers to complete it.]

As for new releases of Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, Worms Revolution, and Friday's Pool Nation, I've not heard/read enough to build enough hype for me to buy on release, but I will probably inquire about them once they get a discount.


Dude, Toy Soldiers is not that hard. Look up a guide or a YouTube video... Also, Cold War can be made easier with delightful local co-op.

I've got Worm Revolution and it's great if you like the Worms series. New 3D engine with the original 2D gameplay, but now the stages and some weapons have physics which makes the game a bit more interesting. 1200 is a lot so I understand waiting, but I doubt many Worms fans would feel ripped off at full price.

#6968 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:54 AM

I do hope for Fighters Megamix as well. That was fantastic. Nothing beats playing as the Daytona car. NOTHING.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Won Toy Soldiers:Cold War from Playxbla recently so I'll be happy to pick up the dlc for it tomorrow...

..and the original game.....and the dlc for that....and everything in the double fine sale I don't have. :D

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

I've already played through and beaten Costume Quest on PSN, but I'll probably pick that and the DLC up if it goes on sale tomorrow. Love that game and it really puts me in the Halloween mood.

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#6971 CAiNiAC

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

Then again no matter when I adopt I'm sure I'd still be cursing at the constant deaths no matter what. So I don't think I missed a giant meaty movement for not getting it at launch.


My reasoning wasn't about being a part of some larger and meatier movement. The game launched at 800 and went to 1200 about a week later.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:39 AM

well worth full price IMHO. One of the absolute top XBLA games period.


Oh ya. One of my top 5 XBLA games as well.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

I've already played through and beaten Costume Quest on PSN, but I'll probably pick that and the DLC up if it goes on sale tomorrow. Love that game and it really puts me in the Halloween mood.


where did you see that costume quest was going on sale?

havent played that since my old gamertag got banned :(

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:41 AM

My reasoning wasn't about being a part of some larger and meatier movement. The game launched at 800 and went to 1200 about a week later.

Lies! I Know this is all part of the meat Illuminati that controls all the tendons of deliciousness! Jesse Ventura warned me of your kind!

Also 600 or less is my going rate for games on XBLA in anycase.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

where did you see that costume quest was going on sale?

havent played that since my old gamertag got banned :(


Double Fine sale starts tomorrow.

I, too, will re-buy Costume Quest, but only if it's 400 or less. Partially for the avatar awards.

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#6976 xbox_man

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:56 AM

what are some games by double fine

#6977 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

Iron Brigade
Costume Quest
Stacking
Double Fine Happy Action Theater
Psychonauts
Brutal Legend

+most those games' DLC probably, the XBLA ones anyway.

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#6978 billydeewilliams

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

yes i hope its 400. is there a site where they list games that give avatar awards?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

Costume Quest has avatar awards? Oh man, now I'm definitely sold on double dipping. I'm with you though Tyler, 400 or bust. I never played the DLC either so it'd be cool to go through that.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

yes i hope its 400. is there a site where they list games that give avatar awards?


http://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/

That one's not bad.

Costume Quest has avatar awards? Oh man, now I'm definitely sold on double dipping. I'm with you though Tyler, 400 or bust. I never played the DLC either so it'd be cool to go through that.


The DLC is not bad, but it's definitely more of the exact same. I bought it at full price on PSN after I beat the main game (which I got on sale half price, so I figured I could pay full price for the DLC). It's perfectly competent, but like I said, more of the same.

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#6981 CAiNiAC

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:17 AM

I had forgotten about the Double Fine sale, now I'm excited!

I was going probably going to bite on Cold War tomorrow, but now I may pass dependent upon what DF has to offer me. I got the original Toy Soldiers for free but it just wasn't exactly my cup of tea.

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#6982 CAiNiAC

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

I don't always purchase XBLA titles on release at full price, but when I do, they tend to be titles I really want at the initial price offer.


I will forever hear Crono's posts read in the voice of the most interesting man in the world from this point forward. :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

http://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/

That one's not bad.



The DLC is not bad, but it's definitely more of the exact same. I bought it at full price on PSN after I beat the main game (which I got on sale half price, so I figured I could pay full price for the DLC). It's perfectly competent, but like I said, more of the same.


true its more of the same but costume quest was so good that I didn't care

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:39 AM

yes i hope its 400. is there a site where they list games that give avatar awards?

http://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/ ... That one's not bad.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:53 AM

After watching Indie Game The Movie on Netflix I kinda want a sale on Super Meat Boy now.

well worth full price IMHO. One of the absolute top XBLA games period.

And buying SMB on 360 will also raise up the Xbox:Steam ratio, so that more developers will still give consoles a chance, even though MS doesn't make it easy on them with:
  • 30% cut in gross sale cost
  • Lack of control in promotional or free pricing
  • Lack of control on release-date
  • Game selection by big-wigs that don't necessarily understand "gaming"
  • Long, unyielding, and yet grossly-incompetent certification testing
... with the latter due to using large testing firms, hiring brute-force "game-testers" at barely above minimum wage, and yet the firms can demand a huge paycheck for their outsourcing services.

I know I'm really "selling" Xbox Live Arcade with those statements, and yet it's still the most user-friendly & broadest-audience option if you want the maximize the chances of people playing your game. Just one of those facts of life, I'm afraid.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

lmao, i love spelunky. dying on spelunky was frustrating but it wasnt like SMB in the way of me spending 45 minutes dying every 15seconds on the same exact spot. I just couldnt handle that shit.


Spelunky is still my favourite XBLA game for this year. Beating Hell was so rewarding - not that these last levels were too hard, but accomplishing this after soo many requirements before feels really good. Shame most of the gamers are put off by the difficulty. :/

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

lmao, i love spelunky. dying on spelunky was frustrating but it wasnt like SMB in the way of me spending 45 minutes dying every 15seconds on the same exact spot. I just couldnt handle that shit.


I love both games, and think they deserve every bit of praise they get and more. But at least in Super Meat Boy, no matter how many times you fail in that situation, you still only get set back 15 seconds at a time. It's a lot easier to figure out where you're making an error, and adjust for the situation in SMB. In Spelunky, however, it's the opposite. However much time you spend on the game is how far you get set back when you die. I hate the feeling of spending half an hour+ on a Spelunky run, managing my resources the best I can, working hard to afford good items, going out of my way to get as many Damsels as possible, navigating the traps with utmost care, and then- getting stunlocked by a Tiki Trap/mummy/yeti/etc. and having all that time wasted.

I understand they're both platformers that put emphasis on player skill progression over artificial in-game stat progression, and that's what I like about them. It's the same reason I love Dustforce and (while outside the platformer genre) Demon's/Dark Souls. What I don't like, however, is when you have to put in an extended amount of time for each shot at player progression. I mean, yeah, that mentality is probably why a "Stage Select" feature was implemented in the XBLA version of Spelunky in the first place. But there are locations you can't reach if you take even one of the shortcuts, and considering those are the places I need to practice most, it's admittedly discouraging to spend so much time on just the opportunity to develop my skills as a player. :/

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Just got transformers wfc. Are the dlc packs worth picking up?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:55 AM

Only a few things have had their price changed at the moment (one of Iron Brigade's & Toy Soldier's DLCs are discounted at the moment), but I noticed Catherine got dropped 1/2 price to $20. I have a feeling that might fall under the "Horror" category, and that'd help a lot towards what you need to get the 300 MSP back for Xbox Rewards (just $5 short).

S&S+ Scratch & Win loser deals:

Quarrel: 200 MSP (1/2 off)
Swarm: 200 MSP (1/2 off)
Mercury HG: 200 MSP (1/2 off)

Chain Reaction Deals, all Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13:

Deal 1: 5 Course Pack, 800 MSP (1/2 off)
Deal 2: Emerald Dragon, 160 MSP (240 MSP off)
Deal 3: Blue Monster at Doral, 120 MSP (280 MSP off)
Deal 4: Wolf Creek, 80 MSP (320 MSP off)

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